Tabloid tv is too important to be left to amateurs, as in the case of NBC Dateline’s To Catch A Predator fiasco. Tabloid Baby, who knows whereof he speaks, says:

There’s always the pain-in-the-ass producer who thinks ethics is something other than a county outside London and points out all the horrible lapses in morality and judgment the show thrives on.

In the case of Dateline, which is bad tabloid television, meaning tabloid television done by people who are schooled and indoctrinated in the constipated world of elitist network news and take all the wrong surface traits of tabloid, make it all look and sound respectable while presenting really shady product, the producer has a point.

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